WORK BOAT WORLD: Derecktor Shipyards has appointed Richard Steady as its new Chief Operating Officer. Steady has held many executive maritime positions. He began his career at Maritrans, the global shipping and transportation company, where he rose to the position of Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs. He also ..
In countries like the United States, scientists and resource managers have been successfully ensuring the sustainability of commercial, recreational, and subsistence fisheries primarily by managing catch levels. However, with changing environment conditions and fish stock movements due to climate change, a group of ..
The fishing boat market is slowly awakening thirty years on from the commencement of its global government “fisheries management” induced decline. Until about 1990, most fishing boats in developed countries were designed and built to have long lives. Because of that and the contracting market, there has been a ..
I was about to write this piece focusing on all the latest heavily promoted fuel systems that are, very necessarily, intended to reduce or eliminate fossil fuel consumption and their accompanying emissions, when I received an email from an old friend, John Fitzhardinge Jnr. John is well-known to our readers as the chairman ..
The global fishing industry has suffered a “trial by fire” for at least twenty of the past thirty years thanks to the depredations of sections of the wider so-called green movement. A hard core of the industry has survived that and is now commencing to flourish again. Some of the criticism of the fishing ..
The balance of activity for 2020, according to official sources of the Spanish government, through its shipbuilding newsletters, reported that at the end of the year, the Spanish shipbuilding sector enjoyed remarkable results, with 44 newbuilding vessels consisting of 30 merchant ships and 14 fishing vessels. When compared ..
Emergency services vessels and their equipment remain one of the most interesting and rapidly developing sectors of the wider workboat market. I always look forward to ou ..
The US Navy, through the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC), has awarded a US$500 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) architecture-e ..
French shipbuilder OCEA has handed over two aluminium crewboats in a series to Petro Services, a Monaco-based offshore support vessel (OSV) operator that primarily serves ..